By Anthony Kushaba
Uganda National Roads Authority –UNRA has temporarily closed Katunguru Bridge on Kazinga Channel to pave way for repairs.
The bridge in question is located at Katunguru on
the Kasese-Ishaka highway and may be closed up to up to September and UNRA rehabilitates the bridge.
Authorities have also provided a ferry that will work as an alternative means of transport to enable light vehicles cross.
Heavy vehicles have also been diverted to use the Kampala- Mbarara-Ibanda -Kamwenge-Fort Portal- Kasese.
Mbarara to Kasese: Mbarara-Ibanda-Kamwenge-Fort Portal-Kasese.
Mpondwe to Mbarara or Kampala via Mbarara: Mpondwe- Kasese-Fort Portal Kamwenge-Ibanda- Mbarara then Kampala.
Mpondwe to Ishaka or Kabaale/ Katuna via Ishaka: Mpondwe -Kasese-Fort Portal- Kamwenge-Ibanda-Mbarara then Ishaka and vice versa on return journey.
Kampala to Kasese via Fort Portal will not be affected, usual travel route will be used, according to the Authority.